Christopher Taylor, Physical Therapist, was born and raised in West Virginia and earned his Undergraduate and Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy at West Virginia University. While completing his Masters Degree he also became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).
During the first five years of his career, Chris worked in large outpatient orthopedic practices in Maryland. His desire for more knowledge led him to become a traveling physical therapist, and he spent the next four and a half years traveling the country to places in need. He learned a number of great techniques from physicians and therapists around the country and was able to further immerse himself in his passion of helping people overcome injury and pain. Chris combined his wealth of experience and unique knowledge to open his own practice, Physio Physical Therapy and Wellness in North Asheville in January, 2013.
Chris incorporates his love for knowledge and his optimism for getting people better in his practice, pursues extensive continuing education, and has achieved multiple certifications along the way. These include being one of two providers in the Asheville area certified in ASTYM – a soft tissue technique Chris and his patients find very successful, and being a Certified Laser Therapy Provider, a cold laser therapy which effectively reduces pain and increases healing using photons. Laser therapy is a new and revolutionary treatment option which few providers in the area are aware of, let alone certified in. It is scientifically proven to dramatically decrease pain associated with arthritis, back and muscle pain, bursitis/tendonitis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, fractures, heel and foot pain, shoulder pain, migraines and TMJ. Chris works well with all ages and specializes in headache relief, neck and back pain, and is very successful with treating soft tissue injuries, even for those who have tried other treatments in the past and failed!
Chris was tested mentally and physically in 2010 when he ran (and finished) the Honolulu marathon and soon after ruptured his Achilles tendon, not once, but twice in the same year while training for his next marathon. His injuries led Chris to understand even more about physical therapy after experiencing the programs as a provider and patient.
In establishing Physio Physical Therapy and Wellness, Chris wanted to eliminate financial barriers for those who need physical therapy services. Physio accepts all insurances and also has affordable rates for those without insurance, for those who have high deductibles, or those undergoing financial hardship, and plans are available to work individually with each patient. Chris was honored to be voted the #1 Physical Therapist in Western North Carolina in his first year of opening PHYSIO Physical Therapy & Wellness by the Mountain Xpress Readers Poll.
Chris and the rest of the Physio Team can be reached at Physio Physical Therapy and Wellness, 640 Merrimon Avenue, Suite 107, Asheville, NC. 28804, 828-333-5003; or online at www.PhysioWNC.com.
Chris’s wife, Lara Taylor, a Registered Nurse, works along with him and the Physio Team with her own business, Asheville Ideal Weight Loss, located within Physio. She is very successful in helping people reach their weight loss goals with the Ideal Protein Method. Asheville Ideal Weight Loss is an Ideal Protein Authorized Center and can be reached at (828) 233-5633 or online at www.AshevilleIdealWeightLoss.com.